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got worse for the united states overseas today as anti-u.s. protests over the film that denigrates the prophet, muhammed, spread to nearly 20 countries now. the violence has erupted in what is really the cradle of the arab spring in cairo, where the ambassador was stormed. benghazi, the attack that killed four americans, including the first ambassador to die in decades. this was a somber day at andrew's air force base as the four americans came home, as the leaders of their government looked on. it is where we begin our coverage tonight with nbc's andrea mitchell. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ >> reporter: to the mournful tones of "nearer my god to thee," the caskets came home, four public servants, arriving to the embrace of family and the secretary of state, brought together in grief. >> today, we bring home four americans who gave their lives for our country, and our values. >> reporter: four americans, the president said, who knew the danger and accepted it. they didn't simply embrace the american ideal, they lived it. >> glenn dougherty never shied from adventure, he believed in his life he
asked? because the united states has insulted the prophet, they screamed. repeated u.s. statements that washington has no a fillingation with the offensive movie are being sparked here. and egypt's new president is not doing much to calm it. president mohamed morsi says he objects to the protests, but denounces the attacks on the foreign embassies. egypt needs the west, they're looking for 5 billion in loans from the international monetary fund, the protests are small, but not isolated. there have been angry demonstrations in 11 countries, so far, half of them in places where washington supported protesters who toppled their regime, bringing democracy, but also unleashing deep hatred now focused on u.s. properties overseas. more protests, brian, are expected here tomorrow. but in a positive note they are not supposed to be near any embassies. in libya, authorities say they have started making arrests in connection with the consulate bombing and that they have more militants under surveillance. an fbi team is expected to arrive soon, and reinforcement, about 50 marines have already
to be spontaneous. today, the libyan government which has close relationships with the united states. apologized. and there was a pro-american demonstration in benghazi, but elsewhere in the region there were anti-american protests. in tunisia, in gaza, the protests continued in front of the u.s. embassy. friday. this is the dark side, brian, of the arab spring movement which empowered many looking for democracy, but also unleashed a great many radicals without the strongmen keeping them in check. there could be more incidents like this in the days, months and years to come. >> all right, richard engel starting off our coverage, now the response to the crisis, taking place on several fronts. we'll get to the political part of it. first, with us our chief foreign correspondent, andrea mitchell, with more on the response and much more on the dedicated american diplomat, who again has been killed on the job. andrea, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, the president consoled the grieving, saying that no act would shake the resolve on a great nation. barack obama vowed to bring the killers to ju
with the incumbent president of the united states. >> reporter: romney will jump-start the pace of his campaign this week. after his stop in colorado, romney and his running mate paul ryan launch a three-day bus tour tomorrow. in the battle ground of ohio, the president holds a five-point advantage. >> you guys sound like you're fired up already. >> obama is still trying to capitalize on romney's comments from an unwanted video. many republicans believe romney needs to sharpen his tone. >> i want to see fire in the belly. >> reporter: democrats are already trying to fire up their base, challenging romney on his tax planning. >> he hasn't been straight. >> reporter: with several states allowing early votings, michelle obama called the right to vote the nation's most important civil rights issue. >> this is the sit in of our day, sitting in a phone bank, sitting in your living room calling your friends, neighbors, that nephew you haven't seen in a while. >> reporter: publicly both campaigns have been trying to lower expectations, even complimenting their opponents debating skills. the first debat
today, an explosion of violence aimed at the united states. muslim protesters stormed the u.s. embassy. they're angry over a film they consider insulting to the prophet mohammed. our chief foreign correspondent richard engel is in the region with us tonight from istanbul. what was this about? and was the embassy ever in any real danger? >> reporter: it was never in any real danger, but this could escalate, and the situation remains tense. it all began this afternoon, when several hundred demonstrators gathered in front of the u.s. embassy. then a few dozen of the demonstrators managed to scale the perimeter walls, get inside the embassy, pull down the u.s. flag, replace it with a black islamic flag. then egyptian security forces moved in to secure the perimeter. under the former president, hosni mubarak, this would have been very difficult. protesters wouldn't have been allowed anywhere near the u.s. embassy. today they were able to scribble graffiti on the embassy wall. this was all triggered by a movie, a fringe, radical movie made in the united states that is insulting to islam. and
in the united states that is insulting to islam, and the danger is in this internet age, even an obscure film like this, could be seen all around the world. analready tonight there's been another attack. that one in benghazi, the u.s. con sew consulate demonstrators there angry by the film, tried to burn it down. the u.s. state department says all staff have been accounted for. >> richard engel on this explosion of violence just today. thanks. >>> there's a new flare up between the u.s. and israel over iran. what seems to have set this off, recent remarks by secretary of state hillary clinton, she said the u.s. would not set deadlines or name so-called red line limits that can't be crossed concerning iran's nuclear activities. netanyahu of israel fired back today, saying those in the international community who refuseo put red lines before iran don't have a moral right to place a red light before israel. and we learned today, the president is not going to meet with netanyahu when he comes to address the u.n. here in new york later this month. >>> in the city of chicago, the third largest in o
union itself. we have a very unusual situation in this united states, it relates not just to the teachers unions, but more broadly. i don't mean to be terribly partisan but i am. in the case of democratic party, the largest contributors to the teachers unions are the democrats. allowing teachers to strike on matters such as their compensation, i think is a right that exists in this country. but i do believe we have to have a recognition of the person sitting across the table is representing the public and the students, not the teachers union. >> another issue that came out of chicago, governor, what portion of the teachers' salaries should be connected to test stores. >> i think there should be some connection between the capacity of the teachers to move students from grade level to grade level to their compensation. there were some teachers that regularly moved virtually all of their students a full grade level or more. and there were other teacher s that were unable to do that. in my opinion, the teachers that are able to do that should be paid more. >> the cost of a ful
the united states government had no involvement. >> reporter: experts say the administration must walk a fine line. >> it is a dangerous political dynamic on the ground that's fuelled by the fact that the arab spring has not quickly found a very clear direction. >> reporter: after initially taking hits for politicizing american deaths in libya, mitt romney softened his tone. >> well, this is politics. i'm not going to worry about the campaign. >> reporter: with romney trailing in polls on the question of foreign policy, running mate paul ryan continues to hammer the president. >> amid all these threats and dangers what we do not see is steady, consistent american leadership. >> reporter: today a close ally added more foreign policy pressure. in an interview to air on "meet the press" benjamin netanyahu the israeli prime minister insists mr. obama get tougher with iran over their nuclear program. >> iran is guided by a leadership with an unbelievable fanaticism. it is the same fanaticism you see stormg the ing the embassie today. do you want them to have nuclear weapons? >> reporter: with less
in the united states. >> it was introduced in 1999 and spread over a series of years through the bird population and got into the mosquitoes and the mosquitos bit people. >> reporter: the number of cases this year is sky rocketing. nearly 1,600 infections reported and 66 deaths, up 40% in one week. >> it is a late summer disease. the fact that we have so many cases this early and so widespread does not bode well. >> reporter: every state except alaska and hawaii has seen outbreaks and nearly 70% of the cases come from six states, the hardest hit, texas with nearly half of the infections. health officials are launching efforts to prevent the spread of the potentially dangerous disease. from the air to the ground people are on patrol distributing flyers with preventive information and symptoms which tend to be mild in 80% of the cases. in 20% fevers, headaches and body aches and most worrisome for people over 70 are with weakened immune systems. west nile virus is a known threat for animals. while there is a vaccine for horses there is no vaccine yet for human beings, but there are increased calls
. >> americans are faced with the highest prices we've ever seen for labor day weekend across much of the united states. >> reporter: look at los angeles. the average is now $4.16 a gallon. >> of course the motor home is going to be sitting home this weekend because it's going to be way too much money to fill it up. >> reporter: gasbuddy.com's heat map shows the least to most expensive states from green to red, 3.78 in massachusetts, $3.97 in new york. and $4.15 in both california and illinois, the highest in the country. in chicago nearly $4.34. >> i have to make changes with how i buy food, how i do my bills. >> reporter: this is interesting. aaa calculates that if you're driving from atlanta to kansas city in a 2008 toyota van, you'll pay about $190 in fuel. same vehicle from new york to chicago, about $200. from spokane to palm springs about $358 in fuel. the good news, gas prices aren't expected to stay this high. as refineries start switching to a less expensive winter blend, their inventories will come back up. gas prices, it's hoped, will start to go back down. >> between thanksgiving an
. >>> good evening, there were new protests today against the united states. and this time in some countries where we didn't see unrest last week. indonesia, pakistan, and afghanistan where americans, of course, are already under fire and always targeted. this round stems from the film made of muhammad, that went viral and ignited the rumor mill. it is apparent that u.s. interests overseas may be entering a new phase. we begin in our kabul bureau tonight, with nbc's atia abawi. good evening >> reporter: last week they blocked google, hoping to stop the violent demonstrations, but today, hundreds took to the streets following the example of other muslims, in response to the anti-muslim film produced in california. afghan police put out the flames of fury and anger. violent is -- demonstrations hit kabul today police responded with stones and tear gas. this man says we will never tolerate any mockery of our prophet. tear gas, along with water canons, were used to control crowds in indonesia, the world's largest muslim-populated country elsewhere, they threw cocktails. and in lebanon, they peac
thing to blame. wildfires throughout the western united states this summer created a lingering haze this shows fires burning in idaho, montana, elsewhere in the west. they're causing air quality alerts in many areas. >> so tell me a little bit about how you're feeling. >> with the season, my allergies they're pretty bad. >> they tell me they're wanting to breathe again, can't wait until winter. >> reporter: the shots can help, but doctors say they're not always the best options, but those who don't want to take medication, there are other ways. shower and wash your hair before bedtime, clean your eyeglasses frequently windows closed in the house and in the car and keep pets clean. groom or bathe them frequently so they don't track pollen inside the house. doctors say relief from the allergies and all the symptoms will come when the first frost hits, when the weeds settle down, and dampen the pollen, as a matter of fact the smoke that is in the air. but the real concern is if the cold snap doesn't come soon and we have a warm winter, or that could be delayed. and just this afternoon,
a third of a percent to the total gdp of the united states. sales are brisk, it is a hot item. but there is a problem or two. our report tonight from nbc's stephanie gosk. >> reporter: unchecked, unbridled joy, the iphone 5 is finally in hand, at least it is for those willing to wait in line. apple is calling it the thinnest, lightest, fastest yet. demand is soaring. >> yeah, i already got a missed call on that thing. >> reporter: in 2007, when the late steve jobs launched the original iphone, a million sold in three months. this latest version may sell ten million in the next ten days. in new york, we noticed a majority of customers waiting in line were chinese, carrying lots of cash. many of these iphones will be re-sold at higher prices in china, where sales are tightly controlled. >> i have a blackberry, an old one, which is a bit like showing up at your kid's homecoming dance and doing the twist. it is what apple has done so well, leaving the competition in the dust. but there is one korean company leaving them in the dust. >> reporter: samsung takes aim at the iphone 5 i
from the teachers union itself. we have a very unusual situation in this united states, it relates not just to the teachers unions, but more broadly. but people are able to give -- in the case of the democratic party. i don't mean to be terribly partisan, but i kind of am, in case of the democratic party, the largest contributors to the democratic party are the teachers unions, the federal teachers unions. it's an extraordinary conflict of interest and it's a problem and should be addressed. allowing teachers to strike on matters such as their compensation, i think is a right that exists in this country. but i do believe we have to have a recognition of the person sitting across the table is representing the public and the students, not the teachers union. >> another issue that came out of chicago, governor, in your view, what portion of a teachers' salary should be determined by test scores? >> i don't know that there's a fixed percentage, but i do believe that there should be some connection between the capacity of the teacher to move students grade level to grade level and their
, if you had a strong back you could get a job. that doesn't exist anymore. >> reporter: the united states will need an estimated 230,000 math and science teachers by 2015 to be competitive in years ahead. >> if you ask where the jobs are, it is in science and math. if you ask where they go to get that? it is great teachers. >> reporter: the teaching begins here at university of texas at austin, 15 years ago, and copied across the country. the math and science initiative helped to establish the program in 34 universities across 16 states. this graduate now teaches high school math. >> if teachers are not passionate about what they're teaching, then the students see that. >> when they get on the table, i just know that something funny is going to happen. makes me want to come to school. >> reporter: back on campus, that is just what these teachers in training hope to hear from their future students. >> i want to you know, show these kids that math is really important and maybe one kid will you know, take that to heart. and then you know, he will be the next albert einstein or newton. >> rep
. this is europe's fourth win in the last seven matches. its largest singles win in the united states. an amazing performance by europe, which retains the cup. if you missed any of today's action, you can get caught up today on golf channel. sunday night football is next. giants and eagles. football night in america live from philadelphia at 7:00 eastern time. so long from medinah, amazing comeback by europe. - [ background chatter ] - ♪ [ harp notes ] - i see a little silhouetto of a man. - scaramouche. scaramouche. will you do the fandango? oh. thunderbolt and lightning-- very, very frightening me. - galileo. - galileo. - galileo? - figaro. easy come, easy go. will you let me go? - bismillah, no. - [ together ] we will not let you go. - let me go. - we will not let you go! [ high operatic voice ] ♪ let me go ♪ [ rock ] . >>> on this sunday night, from afghanistan, at the brink. another u.s. service member killed by the afghan forces they're training, as we begin our special coverage of a region in turmoil. tonight richard engel with the latest from afghanistan. >>> plus we're on patrol wi
expansion in the history of the united states. and that would produce about $500 billion in revenue. >> reporter: allen opposes any tax revenue increases. >> you ought to start off with what the house passed. then look at ideas like reforming our tax codes to make them close the loopholes to make it more competitive. >> reporter: they criticized cain for their answer about who should pay the federal taxes. >> i would be opened to a proposal for everyone, but i do insist that many of the 47% of the governor romney is going after, pays a higher income tax. >> reporter: as for the recent poll over allen, he replied. >> it will be a close race. >> reporter: in tysons, peggy fox, 9news now. >>> with the poll of the likely voters, they are up 8 points in the race. >>> new research has proven that they won't be the only thing to survive a nuclear disaster if they ever happened. a recently discovered government report says that beer and sofdrinks, sealed up would be safe to drink in the event of a blast. that test that comes all the way back from 1965 says that your favorite brew, they coul
it was sent to the united states to keep it safe. some art experts are skeptical mona lisa has a twin. they argue it's more likely an anonymous painter who was trying to copy da vinci. >> i've seen the infrareds and the x-rays. they are not characteristic of what leonardo does in these paintings. >> reporter: about 6 million people visit the louvre in paris each year to see the mona lisa. museum officials would not comment on claims of a second portrait. the debate will likely linger. the swiss foundation says it will not sell the painting or reveal who currently owns it. >> the mystery goes on. historians with the mona lisa foundation believe da vinci painted the earlier portrait 10 to 12 years before the original mona lisa. >> another quick look outside where things are booming and turbulent. >> let's start with the watch that covers the entire metro area until midnight, the severe thunderstorm watch. the deeper yellow is a warning in loudoun county, prince william county, fauquier county and a little sliver of montgomery county. we will track these for you all night. of course, we
of the road expected for the united states of america and if i'm elected president of this country, i will get us back on a road of growth and prosperity and strength. [ cheering and applause ] >> at a fundraiser president obama told his supporters that it will take more than one term for change to happen and he said ronnie's approach for writing off nearly half -- romney's approach for writing off nearly half of the nation will not do that. >>> we'd probably agree there's no good way to put down a sick animal and also there's some methods easier on the animals than other. drowning a sick animal? that is what a zoo director did to a wallaby and later today the zoo director meghan mogensen was found guilty of animal cruelty. we talked to the former curator who blew the whistle on her. >> there needs to be changes. there needs to be at least a vet tech on staff. i don't want anything bad for the zoo. there's so many animals that i love and there are people that work there that do really love what they do. >> the judge sentenced mogensen to 30 days in jail. she -- peeling the verdict. >>> new --
in the united states. an amazing performance by europe, which retains the cup. if you missed any of today's action, you can get caught up today on golf channel. sunday night football is next. giants and eagles. football night in america live from philadelphia at 7:00 eastern time. so long from medinah, amazing comeback by europe. >> you're watching wbal tv 11. live, local, late-breaking. this is 11 news at 6:00 p.m. >> good evening, i'm deborah weiner. the baltimore orioles one step closer to the playoffs. camden yards is packed this afternoon as the o's topped the red sox and were lucky to miss the rain. reporter barry simms has been talking to people about the big game but let's go to pete. >> it's turned cold and kind of chilly and rainey at camden yards but earlier on j.j. hardy bobblehead day the sun was out, more than 41,000 fans were here as they watched the orioles sweep the red sox. and for their final home regular season game, it was something special, indeed. and j.j. hardy on his bobblehead day, he delivered absolutely very well, from the field of play as well. at the bat, the
to president obama. >> and the president of the united states who is a black man endorsed same-sex marriage should be put out of office and he never should have been elected. >> surrounded by clergy from across the south. the founder of the coalition of african american pastors, perhaps risking his tax exempt status, announced a nationwide campaign against the president. >> i think same-sex couples should be able to get married. >> you don't own us and you don't own black people. >> but owen's biblical critique is far from unanimous. >> another coalition of pastors from maryland and across the country. >> this is an issue about civil rights. >> announced their support for marriage equality. >> you cannot be for civil rights for african americans. but not for gays and lesbians. >> and enforced question six on maryland's november ballot, which would give same-sex couples the right to civil marriage, and protect clergy who oppose gay marriage. >> we are here today to declare our unequivocal pport. >> under obama, faith is under attack. >> gay marriage could be a wedge issue for dem
arguments for another four years. >> i pledge allegiance to the flag of the united states of america. and to the republic for which it stands one nation under god indivisible liberty and justice for all. [ cheering ] >> reporter: today has already had its emotional moments, gabby giffords leading the pledge of allegiance. and the democrats have figured out how to build excitement. they've had this place rocking for hours with top flight entertainment. they have marc antony singing the national anthem, the food fighters, mary j. blige, and for the boomers, james taylor. >> andrea mitchell setting the table. from entertainment to politics here tonight, andrea, thanks. >>> earlier here in our booth today the first lady came by for an interview. we talked about, among other things, bill clinton's speech last night, and that lasting image onstage of the two presidents hugging it out, notable because of the interesting way president clinton described their relationship to me just yesterday afternoon and the first lady addressed it with us here today. has it been a complicated relationship
't need a turnaround. we have a campaign tied to the incumbent president of the united states. >> reporter: friday he released his 2011 tax return. the campaign admitted romney did not claim nearly $2 million in deductions which he was entitled to which tax experts say could have lowered his rate to less than 10%. the romney campaign said it allowed him to fulfill a pledge that he'd never paid less than 13% in the last ten years. the romneys donated more than $4 million to charity but deducted only a portion of that ensuring the 14% tax rate. now the focus shifts to october 3rd, the first of three presidential debates. ahead of the first debate paul ryan and mitt romney are hitting the road through ohio, a state they hope to win but a state where they are trailing the president at the moment. >> ron mott on the trail for us tonight in orlando. ron, thanks. we want to bring in cnbc's chief washington correspondent john harwood. john, good evening. you heard mitt romney say he doesn't need a turnaround in the campaign. but aren't people suggesting that even in his party? >> reporter: absolut
in part, the united states condemns the hurting of the religious muslims, the statement issued on the anniversary of the 9/11 attack was intended to distance the u.s. from the video that it angered protesters in libya and egypt and led to romney's first criticism, which then triggered this reaction from the obama administration. we are shocked that at a time of the death of one of our officers in libya, governor romney would choose to launch an attack. this morning, romney faced questions about the timing of the criticism. >> do you think coming so soon really after the events unfolded overnight was inappropriate to weigh in as the crisis was unfolding in real time? >> the white house issued a statement saying they tried to distance themselves, saying they didn't reflect their views. i had the exact same reaction. the views were european. the -- that was a mistake, i believe that when a mistake is made of that significance, you speak out. >> reporter: some republicans criticized mr. romney's timing. >> i don't feel that mr. romney is doing himself any favors, sometimes when rea
state. randall pinkston, cbs news, the united nations. >> and president obama is campaigning in ohio tomorrow. a new washington post poll of likely voters shows the president leading romney in ohio 52-44 percent. >>> the civil war in syria, the hot topic at those united nations meetings, the secretary general demanding global action to stop the fighting. an international charity claims that kids are now traumatized for life after they witnessed the devastation and perhaps endure torture as well. the group is now pleading with the international community. help syria's youngest victims. >>> a ceremony today in la plata, honoring soldiers missing in action all the way from the vietnam war. this marks the culmination of an effort to make charles county the first county in maryland to fly the pow mia flag year round. an estimated 1700 american soldiers who served in vietnam are still considered missing in action. >> someone once said that dying for my country isn't the worst thing that can happen. being forgotten is. >> only one of the estimated 1700 missing soldiers from vietnam is fro
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